Another new restaurant to share! When people ask me what I enjoy doing, among the list I'm sure to say, "Trying new restaurants." Of course I like to go and eat at my favorites, but there's something about trying a restaurant for the first time that's always exciting and stimulating. You eye the menu a bit longer, gaze around to see what other people are having, and you just take in a whole new experience.
Our friend Tony invited Jon and I for lunch to celebrate Jon's birthday - and he picked the place, Chef's Table. If it sounds familiar, it should. Chef's Table is a cooking show on the Asian Food Channel starring Chef Bruce Lim. Put two and two together, and yes, this is Chef Bruce's kitchen playground. Seriously though, the open kitchen in his restaurant is the star of this stylized space. Chef's Table is Filipino cuisine done Chef Bruce style - he was born and raised in America, studied at Le Codron Bleu in London, and returned to his roots here in the Philippines. You'll really appreciate all the components of his Filipino dishes, definitely a restaurant to return to! Thanks Tony :)
Buko Pie Martini